Cisco Linksys EA6500 Smart Wi-Fi Router Review

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Introducing the Linksys EA6500 802.11ac Wi-Fi Router

Cisco Linksys EA6500 Smart Wi-Fi Router
Today we take a look at the newest cutting-edge router to be released by Cisco/Linksys.  The Linksys EA6500 Smart Wi-Fi AC1750 router is a dual-band wireless router based on the fastest Wi-Fi technology, 802.11ac.  The router combines cutting-edge hardware with a platform based on cloud-technology so that users can use this hardware with their Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account for enhanced features and flexibility.

With the holidays fast approaching, many users are looking for gear that will update their current network infrastructure.  Older routers just do not have the throughput to keep up with much of the modern technology that is showing up more and more in the home.  If you are looking to stream high-definition video to multiple screens, or download large files via Bittorrent, then you will definitely be interested in the speeds that 802.11ac provides.

Cisco Linksys EA6500 Smart Wi-Fi Router

We first looked at these new wireless-AC routers with the Buffalo Air Station AC1300 router, but soon fell in love with the Netgear R6300 AC router for its overall performance and features.  Now, one of the biggest names in networking has released their first AC-type router. 
Cisco Linksys EA6500 Smart Wi-Fi Router

On paper, the EA6500 the router looks great featuring multiple internal wireless antennas, support for IPv6, QoS, and SimpleTapTechnology.  The router seems like it’s on the cutting edge with what users are looking for in a top-quality networking device. 


Linksys EA6500 Smart Wi-Fi AC1750 Features:

  • Latest Draft 802.11ac Wireless Technology
  • Backward Compatible with a/b/g/n Devices
  • Simultaneous Dual-Band
  • Ultimate Speeds – Up to 450 + 1300 Mbps
  • High Power Amplifiers for Ultimate Range
  • SpeedBoostTechnology for Increased Signal Strength
  • WPA2 Encryption and SPI Firewall
  • Four 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • 2 USB Ports to Simultaneously Share Printers and Storage
  • 3D Antenna Array Allows for Wall Mounted or Table Top Display
  • DLNA CertifiedMedia Server
  • Quality of Service (QoS) for Smoother HD Video
  • IPv6 Enabled
  • SimpleTapTechnology to add Wi-Fi and NFC-Enabled Devices to Your Network

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